Sodium Acetate Injection

[25 April 2016]

Products Affected - Description

Sodium acetate injection, American Regent
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-2096-25)
4 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00517-5023-25)
Sodium acetate injection, Hospira
2 mEq/mL, 20 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-7299-73)
2 mEq/mL, 50 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3299-05)
2 mEq/mL, 100 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 00409-3299-06)

Reason for the Shortage

  • American Regent has sodium acetate injection on back order due to manufacturing delays.
  • Fresenius Kabi has sodium acetate injection available.
  • Hospira has sodium acetate injection on back order due to increased demand.

Available Products

Sodium acetate injection, Fresenius Kabi
4 mEq/mL, 100 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0032-61)

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • American Regent has sodium acetate 2 mEq/mL 20 mL vials and 4 mEq/mL 50 mL vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Hospira has sodium acetate 2 mEq/mL 20 mL, 50 mL and 100 mL vials available in limited supply and the company is regularly releasing product.

Related Shortages


April 25, March 21 and 2, February 8 and 4, 2016; December 30, 2015, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2016, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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